• City Council candidates’ positions on BottleDrop relocation to St. Johns

    City Council candidates’ positions on BottleDrop relocation to St. Johns

    The North Peninsula Review posed a question about the possible relocation of the BottleDrop to St. Johns’ Dollar Tree to the candidates running for a District 2 City Council seat representing North and Northeast Portland. Thirteen of the 24 candidates responded. Below is a two-part question from Mike Vial followed by the candidates’ responses (Some…

  • I-5 Bridge study delayed–again–public records may show why

    I-5 Bridge study delayed–again–public records may show why

    The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program (IBRP) was expected to release its long awaited Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) this spring. But the document’s release has been delayed for the fourth time. Construction of the new bridge cannot begin until the Impact Statement’s release followed by a 60-day public feedback period. The draft impact statement…

  • Northern Lights seen in North Portland

    Northern Lights seen in North Portland

    Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights have been visible in the Portland area due to an unusually powerful solar flairs on the sun. The geomagnetic storm is causing Northern Lights to move south. It’s been visible across the night sky in various unusual locations, thanks to clear conditions. The ideal combination of conditions to catch a glimpse…

  • North Portland’s Willamette riverfront in flux: an opportunity with no guiding vision

    North Portland’s Willamette riverfront in flux: an opportunity with no guiding vision

    There’s an opportunity to reclaim, rediscover and restore North Portland’s neglected Willamette riverfront. But without a guiding vision, it will be left to happenstance, piecemeal and inappropriate development.  The North Reach Plan, 2009, would have helped define that process and return to the lower river some environmental function, but it has been tied up in…

  • Roosevelt High alum enters race for mayor

    Roosevelt High alum enters race for mayor

    Businessman Keith Wilson, a North Portland native, has entered the city’s mayoral race for the November 2024 General Election. Wilson will have to catch up with frontrunners City Commissioners Rene Gonzales and Carmen Rubio, and the third major candidate, Commissioner Mingus Mapps.  Wilson, the CEO of Titan Freight Systems trucking company, is focusing on homeless…

  • Local wildflowers entice walkers

    Local wildflowers entice walkers

    Baltimore Woods’ 7-acre meadow is blooming with an assortment of native wildflowers that can easily be viewed from the gravel path through the corridor. Walkers can start a stroll on N. Decatur at N. Baltimore, or at N. Decatur at N. Catlin. Or for a shorter walk, you can enter the meadow directly at N.…

  • Rose Mebesius celebrates 105

    Rose Mebesius celebrates 105

    When wished a happy birthday, Rose Mebesius exclaims with a smile and a twinkle in her eye, “I never expected to live this long! If I’d known, I would have taken better care of myself!” Rose has lived on the same corner near Columbia Park since 1950 when she moved there as a young married woman.…

  • McCormick & Baxter site has sale agreement

    McCormick & Baxter site has sale agreement

    Fifty years ago the McCormick and Baxter creosote plant on the St. Johns waterfront was placed on the National Priority List due to intense contamination. The site is large at 41 acres and has extensive riverfront. It’s located just south of the Willamette Cove and railroad bridge. When clean up was required by the EPA,…

  • North Portland armwrestler, Mark Owen wins award

    North Portland armwrestler, Mark Owen wins award

    Mark Owen of North Portland just returned from the International Federation of Armwrestling (IFA) Nationals Armwrestling tournament in Dayton, Ohio. He took second place in the left hand division in his age and weight category and qualified for the IFA World Armwrestling Championships in Loutraki, Greece in 2024.

  • It may be time to renew your subscription!

    It may be time to renew your subscription!

    It’s hard to believe it’s been just over a year since the North Peninsula Review started! We are working hard to cover local news so you can stay informed and aware of issues, events and happenings in the North Portland community. If you receive a subscription renewal form in your May issue that means it is time…